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@niemanlab archives: August 13, 2009

@bergus @JTEMPLERMN @howardweaver @johnrobinson Appreciated your concerns about the delay and tried to answer here 
The document I’ve been reporting on: “Protect, Point, Pay — An Associated Press Plan for Reclaiming News Online” 
@howardweaver @johnrobinson Literally, the answer is because my boss is on the phone. Will post, explain. Been working nonstop. 
Latest from “AP CONFIDENTIAL” memo: What the Associated Press’ tracking beacon is — and what it isn’t 
Hah! The Steal-o-Meter: @mediatwit rates various methods of excerpting, aggregating, and linking to others 
How Us Weekly prepared for an onslaught of traffic to its exclusive Michael Jackson video 
RT @felixsalmon: I respond to @NiemanLab‘s discussion of the AP trying to SEO its Googlejuice: 
@gwfrink3 @scottkarp With just AP content on topic pages, seems imbalanced. But if member content were included and they shared revenue… 
Can’t tell you how often I’ve referred to @ksablan‘s post on “topic pages for journalism.” Really useful 
@gwfrink3 Yeah, it will be interesting to see how the AP makes the case to clients that there’s balance in the relationship. 
Are ads on NYT, ESPN, WSJ more effective than on portals like AOL, Yahoo? Publishers, naturally, say yes 
@gwfrink3 Certainly, if it caused clients to leave AP, then it’s not brilliant. But if they stay, they’d likely have no choice. 
More from “AP CONFIDENTIAL” memo: How the Associated Press plans to rival Wikipedia in search results 
Good morning! Among the most popular YouTube videos, 23% are user-generated, 36% professional, 36% pirated